August 6, 2002

Arlington Symphony

4238 Wilson Blvd. #3064

Arlington, VA 22203


The Arlington Symphony is a professional orchestra providing a classical concert series featuring renowned guest soloists. Arlington Symphony is now entering its 58th season. The 2002-2003 season will open Sept. 28 with Charles Ides "Variations on America," Beethoven’s "Symphony #5" and Rachmaninov’s "Piano Concerto #3" featuring world-renowned soloist, Santiago Rodriguez. Tickets may be purchased at the door on the day of the event or by calling in advance. All performances are held at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall located at the Alexandria campus of Northern Virginia Community College.


3706 N. 17th St.

Arlington, VA 22207


Hesperus is a noted early music ensemble. Since 1979, Hesperus has been performing a wide variety of musical styles, from medieval and renaissance to baroque and colonial. Hesperus also performs "cross-over" pieces, which combine an early musical style with a type of American folk. Hesperus also performs cultural portraits featuring early traditional music from a particular culture. They have produced 13 CDs and have been featured in the film "Sleepy Hollow." Hesperus will be performing "Ich Bin..." on Oct. 15 at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theatre with Bowen McCauley Dance. They will also be performing the medieval chant of Hildegard von Bingen, Nov. 23 at the Black Rock Arts Center. Hesperus will perform a holiday show at the Rosslyn Spectrum, Dec. 21 and 22.

The Metropolitan Chorus

Gunston Arts Center

2700 S. Lang St.

Arlington, VA 22206


The Metropolitan Chorus is a 100 voice chorus performing classical choral literature. The Metropolitan Chorus and the Georgetown Symphony Orchestra will perform Verdi’s "Requiem" at the National Building Museum, 401 F Street NW, Washington, D.C., Sun., Oct. 27, 7 p.m.

Arlingtones Barbershop Chorus

Gunston Arts Center

2700 S. Lang Street

Arlington, VA 22206


The Arlingtones Barbershop Chorus is a 50 member all-male barbershop chorus. The Arlingtones Chorus is the Arlington Chapter of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Singing in America and was founded in 1957. The Arlingtones are always looking for men young and old who love to sing. Weekly meetings are held from 7 p.m.-10 p.m., Tuesday, at Gunston Middle School. In addition to performing for local clubs and associations, the Arlingtones hold two annual shows. The fall show will be held Sept. 21. Call Carl at 703-521-9331 for show and ticket information.

Potomac Harmony Chorus

8412 Queen Elizabeth Blvd.

Annandale, VA 22003

Janell Tuttle, Chorus Agent 703-333-5868

Potomac Harmony Chorus was founded in 1976 when the Arlington and Fairfax chapters of Sweet Adelines combined. Sweet Adelines is made up of women dedicated to performing and teaching the American folk art of four-part harmony, barbershop style. Potomac Harmony Chorus will hold their Annual Show at Arlington's Thomas Jefferson Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 26.